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on the ongoing bloody crackdown in cairo, president obama today called on both sides to cease-fire. however, he did not take the strongest action possible, which would be pulling u.s. aid. nbc bay area's steve handlesman has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president obama walked a thin line as he came to the music on martha's vineyard. he condemned the crackdown by egypt's military. >> we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. >> reporter: but mr. obama suggested many egyptians, maybe a majority, i wanted the army to oust elected president mow ham mid-morsi and wanted the protests by pro-morsi backers ended but he said egyptians and he are horrified by 500-plus dead and by protesters killing cops and attacking christians. >> we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully and con dent attacks that we've seen by protesters, including on churches. >> reporter: the president could have gone further. he coul
, of course, the president, mr. obama is there he is going to be speaking as well as former president bill clinton and jimmy carter. you can watch all of these events unfold live on our website. just log on any time to see this happening live, nbcbayarea.com. >>> crews have gained a little more ground on the massive wildfire now burning next to the hetch hetchy reservoir. the rim fire has grown to 18 ever 87,000 acres, larger than the size of san jose, san francisco and oakland combined. more than 4,000 fire personnel are now fighting the fire and they have it 23% contained. this is up from 20% from last night. the fire has already destroy ready 111 buildings, including 11 homes. 5500 other structures are threatened this morning including hundreds of homes. campgrounds within yosemite have been evacuated as well as tuolumne city the rim fire is releasing massive amounts of smoke into the air. those plumes are traveling more than 100 miles, clouding the skies in nevada and causing health problems for people there meteorologist christina loren has new details on the air quality in and around
investigation. >> i have spoken with president obama yesterday. we have discussed how we can work together and ex-pedestrian dial the investigation. >> reporter: arab league is refusing to authorize military action. now the u.s. is increasingly alone in its desire to carry out punitive military strikes. it say its if it doesn't do them, bashar al assad will have got answer way with a war crime. richard engel, nbc news. >>> the south bay august veteran police dog is recovering today after being bitten by a man. you heard that right. this video she is knife-wielding man in confrontation with deputies monday night. one point, the man stabbed himself in the chest three times. that's when deputies released the dog named ski to take the suspect down. deputies say he punched, choked and bit the dog before they were able to wrestle him to the ground. ski suffered a couple scraped pause and will be back to work soon. the man who authorities say was on trucks at the time is recovering in the hospital. >>> might be hard to get your fast food fix today and that's because some fast food workers in the
the g-20 between president putin and obama. i'm jim maceda, innocennbc news reporting from moscow. >> thank you very much, jim. >>> a south bay mayor organized a blood drive but not allowed to donate himself. tell you about the ban he is trying to overturn next. harvest coming early this year. why grape pickers are already out there in the bay area getting the job done. >>> they look like they are enjoying that weather out there as they pick those grapes. good morning to you, i'm meteorologist christina loren. temperatures are nice and mild out there right now. and more good news, our air quality dramatically improving, changes headed our way as go we getted to weekend. we will take you through the changes nbc bay area news comes back. >>> east san jose, police setting up that perimeter, they have corn eared gunman, possibly already taken him into custody. we will check back in with bob redell at the scene with the latest. we are back in a matter of minutes. >>> we have an update now to the breaking news we brought you at the top of the show, san jose police have a neighborhood in
but officials couldn't rule one out either. president obama gathered his national security team. congressional leaders given classified briefings. >> there ease been an awful lot of chatter out there. chatter means conversation among terrorists about the planning that's going on. very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11. >> reporter: senior intilly against officials say it starts in yemen. the same group that put an underwear bomb on a flight to detroit and mailed one in a printer to chicago. they're seeking revenge after its deputy commander was killed last month in a drone strike. >> reporter: al qaeda militants have been experimenting with surgically planting a bomb inside an attacker's body. >>> thanks, rich. >>> that threat has police in san francisco also reacting going into heightened alert mode this morning. the department releasing a statement reading in part, quote, we want to be proactive given the state department's warnings in order to protect our citizens and infrastructure in san francisco, end quote. police adding a reminder there is no direct threat to san francisco. >>> new d
just visited the white house to celebrate their perfect season. president obama honored the only team to ever achieve an undefeated season. the 1972 dolphins went 17-0, but they didn't get to celebrate with a trip to the white house back then because president nixon was involved in the watergate scandal at the time. much of the team was in attendance, including head coach john shula. long time coming there. >>> a baby elephant gets a name. how its mother picked it out after the break. do you see the 10% back in points, aw baby, i'm seeing triple again. plus another 10%, plus free shipping? yeah. you're good. this is the member triple play deal. this is sears. >>> have you seen this so cute, a new baby elephant at the lowry park zoo in tampa, florida now has a name, pick wild the mother. isn't that adorable? 3-week-old elephant calf named mavi, an older is fumi. the mother chose the name yesterday, she actually picked that name from two options, which zookeepers spelled out in carrots. mavi is at third elephant born at the zoo in 25 years. mavi means voices in the swatly language. ador
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